IBM’s Linux investment signals move into cloud and big data market

Brad McCredie (the Vice President of Power Development) made the announcement at LinuxCon 2013. A significant part of the investment is to enable easily scalable and flexible server infrastructure: “Open, customizable and designed from the ground up to handle big data and cloud workloads” as McCredie puts it.

Key planks of the investment are the client centres. These centres allow developers and other technical professionals access to various Linux Power Systems technologies. Additionally, the centres enable access to IBM subject matter experts and provide facilities that enable optimisation of applications. They also provide facilities that will aid in the timely deployment of applications to market.

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